Carlos Marmol Not the Solution to Chicago Cubs’ Closer Woes

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Ian Essling in MLB
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The Chicago Cubs were picked by many to be the odds-on favorite in the NL Central. It hasn't worked out so well; they are having a bad year, to put it lightly. Much of that trouble has come from three main sources: injuries, big names not performing (that’s you Alfonso Soriano and Milton Bradley), and the mother of it all, the bullpen. Closer Kevin “Batting Practice” Gregg,  Aaron “Vileman” Heilman, and set-up man Carlos “The BB” Marmol have combined to create an unholy triad of game-blowers that not many teams can match (the Diamondbacks are the only team that come to mind as having a worse bullpen). After watching Gregg blow three-run leads repeatedly, Sweet Lou Piniella has understandably soured on the goggle-wearing slider-thrower, and t ...

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Carlos Marmol Not the Solution to Chicago Cubs’ Closer Woes

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Ian Essling in MLB
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The Chicago Cubs were picked by many to be the odds-on favorite in the NL Central. It hasn't worked out so well; they are having a bad year, to put it lightly. Much of that trouble has come from three main sources: injuries, big names not performing (that’s you Alfonso Soriano and Milton Bradley), and the mother of it all, the bullpen. Closer Kevin “Batting Practice” Gregg,  Aaron “Vileman” Heilman, and set-up man Carlos “The BB” Marmol have combined to create an unholy triad of game-blowers that not many teams can match (the Diamondbacks are the only team that come to mind as having a worse bullpen). After watching Gregg blow three-run leads repeatedly, Sweet Lou Piniella has understandably soured on the goggle-wearing slider-thrower, and t ...

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Article written by Ian Essling

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